Watch: Australian film Ali’s Wedding

Matchbox Picture’s new feature ALI’S WEDDING will screen at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival ahead of a national cinema release.

ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia. The award-winning screenplay, co-written by actor, writer and comedian Osamah Sami (Saved, TV’s Jack Irish) and Andrew Knight (Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner), is based on a true story from Sami’s life.

The film is directed by Australian Jeffrey Walker (Dance Academy, TV’s Modern FamilyRake) and shot by cinematographer Donald McAlpine (The Dressmaker, Moulin Rouge!).

After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. The film features a diverse and vibrant Australian cast including Don Hany (TV’s Offspring), Robert Rabiah (TV’s Tomorrow, When the War Began), Ryan Corr (Holding the Man) and newcomer Helana Sawires.

ALI’S WEDDING Sydney Film Festival sessions are on sale now:

  • Thursday 8 June 6:25PM – State Theatre
  • Friday 9 June 8:15PM – Randwick Ritz
  • Saturday 10 June 7:30PM – Casula Powerhouse


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